Kedarkantha Trek Summit is nestled in Govind wild life National sanctuary Park of Uttarkashi
Kedarkantha Trek (not to be confused with the popular Temple Kedarnath) is a 6-day long trek in Govind Pashu Vihar National Park in Uttarakhand (6 when including the travel days from Dehradun to the base camp and back). Kedarkantha is easily one of the most popular treks in India — popular amongst seasoned trekkers and beginners alike. There are many reasons why it is a very popular trek to do in the Indian Himalayas. The most important of them is this — the summit climb.
– Kedarkantha Trek in Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful treks which take you to the land of some of the best views which you will cherish for a lifetime.
– This winter trek will take you through a journey of some of the unknown places with the best views of the mountains.
– During your trek you will trek across some of the most beautiful sights with snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys and frozen ponds.
– Get a chance to witness the vivid flora and fauna of the region as you continue your trek.
– Each of the campsites is known for its amazing surroundings with the beauty of pine trees.
– Soak in the amazing beauty of the region while you continue trekking through the lush meadows, dense pine forests, cascading beautiful streams, and gorgeous maple trees.
Altitude: 12500 Ft. Trek Length: 20 Km. Duration: 5 Days
Difficulty Leve : Easy To Moderate Base Camp: Sankri (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)
Nearest Town: Mussorie
Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 3°C
Pick & Drop: Dehradun To Dehradun State: Uttarakhand
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About the Kedarkantha Trek:
For those of you who are looking for some thrilling adventure then the Kedarkantha trek is perfectly made for you. Decorated with a beguiling magnificence of falling snow and bordered with pine trees, The Kedarkantha Peak is a standout amongst the most looked-for after snow trekking destinations in India. You will start this trek from Dehradun which is another beautiful destination. The drive to Kedarkantha takes you through Mussoorie, and some of the scenic beauty of the region till you reach Sankri.
During your trek, you will come across some of the majestic sights of the snow-capped Himalayas, the verdant greenery, lush landscapes, a myriad collection of flora, and frozen ponds. As you continue your trek you will also see remote towns where ladies and children are busy taking, bundles of wooden logs, wooden sticks, and dry leaves to use for cooking and set up bonfires at night. Kedarkantha trekking package gives you that perfect trekking experience that you have been long waiting for.
About the Kedarkantha:
In the celestial like the state of Uttarakhand, lies the snowy delight of the Kedarkantha trek which is another beautiful trek. Close to the famous Har ki dun valley, this place is lesser visited. Steeped in unsurpassed beauty, over here you find charming villages, vast stretches of meadows, snow paths and magnificent views of the great Himalayas. The people of the region are said to be friendly and follow a unique culture and practice. Uttarakhand, permeating nature’s glory offers a dramatic landscape dotted with lovely lakes, tranquil rivers, mountains, and rising Himalayan peaks. This is one trek that should not be missed by the adventure seekers who love to take on some challenges. This trek is an ideal destination for nature lovers to bask in the prettiness of intact nature and enjoy wonderful and heavenly moments with exhilarating experiences.
Best time to visit Kedarkantha Trek:
The best time to visit the Kedarkantha trek is in the months of December to April. The entire region is covered with sparkling white snow and the base of alpine trees is half-submerged with it. If the snowy mountains attract you then this is the best time for you to witness the true beauty of nature. The months of June to September are the monsoon months and one must avoid trekking at this time. The trekking route remains open in the summertime but the beauty in the winter months is truly paradisiacal that making it the best time to visit Kedarkantha.
- Camps, Tents, Guesthouses
- High Nutrition Veg Meal During Trek
- Necessary permits and first aid medical kits
- Qualified and experienced trek leader, guide and support staff
- First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder
- if cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total to cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
- In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible.
- Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking
- Any train/ airline fare is not included
DAY 1 : Dehradun - Sankri (2000M) (Drive / 6-7 Hrs)
Today you will start your drive from Dehradun to reach Sankri.
This is an enjoyable drive initially along the Yamuna and towards the latter part along the beautiful Tons River.
There are very beautiful pine forest sections along the drive today.
Upon reaching Sankri we will check into the scenically located campsite.
Overnight stay at Sankri
DAY 2 : Sankri (2000M) - Juda Ka Talab ( Drive/10 – 15 Mins & Trek / 4-5 Hrs)
After a leisurely breakfast, you will set out on the hike.
Walking to Saur village and from there you will start climbing up.
Reach a small lake/pond called Juda-ka-Talab.
Camp here for the night.
Overnight stay at Juda – ka - Talab
Day 3 - Juda Ka Talab - Base Camp (2800M) (Trek / 4- 5 Hrs)
Post breakfast begins the trek towards Kedar Kantha base, our destination for the day.
The route is beautiful with vast fields of snow and patches of green in between them.
The Kedar Kantha base campsite is an open snow ground surrounded by trees.
This site has been chosen to keep in mind the safety aspect and is a wonderful place to set up a camp.
Here one can rest at Gujjar huts for safety back, in case the weather is harsh.
From nearby get fabulous views of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch& Kalanag peaks.
Overnight stay at the base camp of Kedarkantha
Day 4 : Base Camp (2800M) – Kedar Kantha Summit (3800M) – Base Camp (2800M) (Trek / 7 - 8 Hrs)
The distance to the summit is not long but is reasonably steep and walking on snow makes it more tiring and time-consuming.
Depending upon the snow conditions select the best route leading to the summit.
Start quite early about 2 am in the morning and it will take anywhere between 7 to 8 hours to get to the summit.
You get to see all the mountains of the Yamunotri and Gangotri range and also of Kinner Kailash range and other ranges in Himachal.
Also, there are some great views of the underlying valleys. After spending some time at the summit and will start descending and walk all the way down to base camp.
Overnight stay at the base of Kedarkantha
Day 5 - Base Camp (3400M) - Sankri (2000M) ( Trek / 4 - 5 Hrs)
After a hot cup of tea and breakfast, we will start descending to Sankri.
Continue on the trail and the views get really exciting as we start to get a glimpse of the tips of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.
Arrival at Sankri for the night.
Overnight stay at Sankri
Day 6 - Sankri (2000M) – Dehradun (Drive / 6 - 7 Hrs)
After breakfast board the vehicle and start driving back towards Dehradun.
Arrive in Dehradun by around late afternoon or evening.
Your trip ends here.
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